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Jan 26, 2010 6:30pm EST
programs are exempt, so are the skyrocketing budgets of medicare medicaid, and social security. it's expected to save a mere $250 billion over ten years. that's less than 3% of the $9 trillion that will be added to the national debt during that period. still, the white house says every little bit helps. >> this is not the only thing we're going to be doing to bring down the deficit but what i would say is it's a start. >> reporter: many liberals are furious at the president, bombarding the internet with predictions that social programs will be targeted. republicans say it's not enough. >> we've been on quite a binge over the last 12 months and it's going to take a lot more than this kind of modest freeze to get us back on the right track. >> reporter: some republicans say it's little more than a gimmick. as one put it "it's like going on a diet after winning a pie-eating contest." even some democrats are warning of economic calamity if dramatic action isn't taken. >> we are on a course that is totally unsustainable. >> reporter: despite all the red ink, the senate today rejected crea
Jan 12, 2010 7:06pm EST
, annual medicare costs triple. >> with alzheimer's, there's no cure. >> reporter: the problem: can america cope with a growing disease for which there's no cure? ten years ago, the best seemed yet to come for three generation of this new orleans family. but lisa carbo, now 55, had to move in with her mother shirley when the 78-year-old was diagnosed with advanced alzehimer's disease. >> i know some people have it worse, but i'm getting there. >> reporter: ands where "there"? >> to nothing. to feeling like nothing. >> reporter: for five years, lisa juggled caring for her mother and her job as a nurse. but then a curveball. >> i didn't remember how to do my job! >> reporter: did you ever start to think "well, maybe i have dementia, too?" >> no. almost 9:00 a.m., i need to take my meds. >> reporter: but at 53, lisa was diagnosed with genetic form of alzheimer's, one that strikes at an earlier age. >> it floors me. these women raised me. >> reporter: lee so saa's 31-year-old daughter amy doesn't want testing because she could have the gene but never develop the disease. if nothing could save h
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